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Digital Solutions for Roads and Bridges

Connect the physical and virtual world to better plan, design, construct and operate road networks.

Accelerate digital delivery from planning to operations

Digital delivery can benefit every aspect of your road or bridge project from planning, design, construction, and operations. Make better decisions, gain insights, increase collaboration, improve asset performance, and achieve better business outcomes.

Accelerate Digital Delivery from Planning Through Construction

Digital delivery improves design efficiency and allows you to benefit from a more complete representation of the design intent delivered in a more directly usable format. Optimize collaboration and coordination with your stakeholders and citizens, assess and understand existing conditions, and understand the financial impact.

Advance Digital Construction Management ​

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions. Enable first-time-right construction, manage project schedule vs performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

Rehabilitate & Preserve Aging Road & Bridge Infrastructure

With the help of government funding, you can now take on the huge task of rehabilitating or repairing the nation’s roads and bridges. It’s time to adopt innovative digital twin technology to make inspections faster, easier, and safer. Ensure regulatory compliance, lower asset operational costs, and reduce your on-site visits and asset downtime.

Minnesota DOT saves 20% with digital twins using drone-gathered data.

  • Planning
  • Road and Bridge Planning

    Digital delivery technology will help you communicate project plans to stakeholders and citizens in a comprehensive and visually compelling way to enable faster buy-in on projects. Manage and mitigate your project risk, optimize collaboration and coordination, assess existing conditions and understand financial impact.

    Automatically Create Digital Context for Digital Twins

    Use photographs and/or point clouds to cost-effectively produce 3D models of the most challenging existing site conditions for your road or bridge project.

    Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

    You can share vast amounts of imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

    Image courtesy of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk.

    Image courtesy of WGI

    Develop Predictive Simulation Models

    Know the impact before implementation and make better decisions the first time. You can collaborate with other departments to identify and correct errors early in the planning process.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    PT Hutama Karya road

    PT HUTAMA KARYA

    Modification of Toll Road Interchange - Surabaya, Indonesia

    Reality modeling generated a contour map of existing conditions that helped inform design. Coupled with 3D modeling the team saved USD 3 million.

    Rendering of Highway Project

    WGI

    Road Design Survey of East Selmon Expressway – Florida, U.S.

    3D digital model of complex roadway provided unified environment reducing staff survey time on site, improving safety and reducing site visit labor costs.

    Aerial Shot and 3D Rendering of New Highway System Project

    PT WASKITA KARYA

    Selatan Toll Road Design - Purwakarta, Indonesia

    3D reality mesh of 5.73 square kilometer site took only four days, provided 93% accuracy in volume calculations, reducing earthworks volume by 16-cubic meters.

    “With Bentley Systems, we have managed to seamlessly execute the project. We have provided better and faster communication to all stakeholders regarding design changes. The streamline of data and accurate analysis, including clash detection and soil analysis provided by Bentley, have successfully reduced working time by 2 months while saving our project from a potential cost of USD 3 million in total.”

    – Taufan Munirudin Bayu Sukendro, Project Manager – PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

  • Design
  • Road and Bridge Design

    Streamline design and collaboration, ensure effective project delivery, and enable informed decision-making. Enhance designs, improve productivity, avoid time and cost delays and overruns, and reduce project time to delivery.

    Image courtesy of Italferr

    Modeling, Design, and Analysis

    Connect with your team through an open environment that supports modeling, design, and analysis of road networks and bridges from conceptual design to detailed design. You can simulate design options, evaluate project impact, and reduce risk, project costs, and delays.

    Multidiscipline Design

    Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and engineering of roads, bridges, drainage, and other civil infrastructure aboveground and belowground. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance, and retrofit of capital projects. Seamlessly integrate your supply chain with your in-house team and work as one.

    Image courtesy of Foth

    Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.

    Digital Delivery

    Improve your design quality and enable contractors to benefit from a more complete representation of the design. Make it easier to review the design intent with high‐resolution 3D design visuals. Reduce project cost over‐runs and test what-if scenarios to refine constructability and optimize project cost.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Digital engineering design

    Foth

    Digital Engineering Delivers

    The team used Bentley’s civil applications to facilitate an innovative design solution, estimated to save USD 32 million over 25 years.

    Intersection in California

    JMC2

    Road Revitalization – California, U.S.

    JMC2’s design provided a safer, more attractive pedestrian environment while bringing the area into compliance with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

    Rendering of New Bridge Project Located in Europe

    Italferr S.p.A.

    Uses Digital Twins to Build Viaduct

    Bentley applications helped automate processes and streamline collaboration to meet a tight schedule on the EUR 200 million roadway.

    “BIM methodology on this project follows the digital twin approach. The enhanced visibility and insight allowed us to change how we deal with the design and management of infrastructure work."

    – Daniela Aprea, BIM Manager – Italferr S.p.A.

  • Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction

    Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your multidiscipline design and construction work, in the office and in the field. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Ensure the integrity of your data and make every project your best project.

    Improve Construction Planning

    Resolve roadway construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule vs. performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

    Enable Collaboration for Better Results

    Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

    Image courtesy of WSB

    Image courtesy of New York State DOT

    Manage Construction in One Place

    Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Forder Valley Link Road

    BALFOUR BEATTY

    Forder Valley Link Road New Junction Construction – Plymouth U.K.

    The team was able to share information among all stakeholders and establish a 4D model and digital workflows, determining an optimal construction scenario that would minimize impact on the public and improve traffic flows.

    BIM drawing of intersection

    NYSDOT

    Industrializes the East 138th Street Bridge Using Digital Twin

    The New York State Department of Transportation uses Bentley applications to accurately convey planning and resolve costly on-site construction issues.

    Group of Woman Around Desk Discussing Project

    WSB and Minnesota DOT

    Elk River Highway Reconstruction - Minnesota U.S.

    Use of 3D modeling, visualization, and construction simulation applications helped save over USD 15 million. Clash detection saved 18 months in relocating utilities, while 4D construction scheduling accelerated construction activities by 3 months.

    “The innovation and technical creativity of the design team, led by WSB, has raised the bar for the future of 3D modeling, visualization, and cross-discipline project coordination in Minnesota. The approach, along with our willingness to coordinate and collaborate with the CM/GC, has saved the project significant time and money by providing better meeting presentations, reducing design iterations, and lowering the need for contingency in the 30% and 60% construction cost estimates.”

    – Jon Chiglo, COO – WSB

  • Operations
  • Road and Bridge Operations

    Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service.

    Image courtesy of Collins Engineers

    Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

    Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

    Manage Complex Linear Road Network Information

    Drive data consistency, optimize resources and reduce costs. Use data to improve decision-making and streamline operations. Ensure timely and accurate highway performance monitoring system submissions. 

    Analyze Oversize/Overweight Vehicles in Real-time

    Ensure safe travel of permitted vehicles using routes validated against restrictions and live bridge ratings. Improve reliability and accuracy of routing information and comply with transportation rules and regulations.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    roadway in Malaysia

    Government of Malaysia

    Pan Borneo Highway Asset Management – Sarawak, Malaysia

    The government of Malaysia leveraged digital twins to deliver trusted information for better project and asset management and saving thousands of resource hours.

    oversized truck on highway

    Illinois DOT

    Digitizes 99.2% of Annual Vehicle Permits – Illinois, U.S.

    Illinois DOT made it safer to move oversized loads on the state’s highways, saving time and money on bridge evaluations and vehicle permits.

    Pedestrian Bridge in Minneapolis

    Collins Engineering

    Restore Pedestrian Bridge

    Leveraging digital twin applications saved 20% in field inspection time by accurately identifying repairs.

    “The digital model of the Stone Arch Bridge has allowed the team to improve workflow by recording real time inspection notes right onto the model, develop plan sheets from the model, and more accurately pinpoint repair areas.”

    – Barritt Lovelace, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Artificial Intelligence, and Reality Modeling – Collins Engineers, Inc.

Road and Bridge Planning

Digital delivery technology will help you communicate project plans to stakeholders and citizens in a comprehensive and visually compelling way to enable faster buy-in on projects. Manage and mitigate your project risk, optimize collaboration and coordination, assess existing conditions and understand financial impact.

Automatically Create Digital Context for Digital Twins

Use photographs and/or point clouds to cost-effectively produce 3D models of the most challenging existing site conditions for your road or bridge project.

Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

You can share vast amounts of imagery, point cloud, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

Image courtesy of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk.

Image courtesy of WGI

Develop Predictive Simulation Models

Know the impact before implementation and make better decisions the first time. You can collaborate with other departments to identify and correct errors early in the planning process.

FEATURED USER STORIES

PT Hutama Karya road

PT HUTAMA KARYA

Modification of Toll Road Interchange - Surabaya, Indonesia

Reality modeling generated a contour map of existing conditions that helped inform design. Coupled with 3D modeling the team saved USD 3 million.

Rendering of Highway Project

WGI

Road Design Survey of East Selmon Expressway – Florida, U.S.

3D digital model of complex roadway provided unified environment reducing staff survey time on site, improving safety and reducing site visit labor costs.

Aerial Shot and 3D Rendering of New Highway System Project

PT WASKITA KARYA

Selatan Toll Road Design - Purwakarta, Indonesia

3D reality mesh of 5.73 square kilometer site took only four days, provided 93% accuracy in volume calculations, reducing earthworks volume by 16-cubic meters.

“With Bentley Systems, we have managed to seamlessly execute the project. We have provided better and faster communication to all stakeholders regarding design changes. The streamline of data and accurate analysis, including clash detection and soil analysis provided by Bentley, have successfully reduced working time by 2 months while saving our project from a potential cost of USD 3 million in total.”

– Taufan Munirudin Bayu Sukendro, Project Manager – PT Hutama Karya (Persero)

Road and Bridge Design

Streamline design and collaboration, ensure effective project delivery, and enable informed decision-making. Enhance designs, improve productivity, avoid time and cost delays and overruns, and reduce project time to delivery.

Image courtesy of Italferr

Modeling, Design, and Analysis

Connect with your team through an open environment that supports modeling, design, and analysis of road networks and bridges from conceptual design to detailed design. You can simulate design options, evaluate project impact, and reduce risk, project costs, and delays.

Multidiscipline Design

Advance the efficiency of your multidiscipline teams for the design and engineering of roads, bridges, drainage, and other civil infrastructure aboveground and belowground. Increase adherence to standards through design, maintenance, and retrofit of capital projects. Seamlessly integrate your supply chain with your in-house team and work as one.

Image courtesy of Foth

Image courtesy of PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.

Digital Delivery

Improve your design quality and enable contractors to benefit from a more complete representation of the design. Make it easier to review the design intent with high‐resolution 3D design visuals. Reduce project cost over‐runs and test what-if scenarios to refine constructability and optimize project cost.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Digital engineering design

Foth

Digital Engineering Delivers

The team used Bentley’s civil applications to facilitate an innovative design solution, estimated to save USD 32 million over 25 years.

Intersection in California

JMC2

Road Revitalization – California, U.S.

JMC2’s design provided a safer, more attractive pedestrian environment while bringing the area into compliance with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Rendering of New Bridge Project Located in Europe

Italferr S.p.A.

Uses Digital Twins to Build Viaduct

Bentley applications helped automate processes and streamline collaboration to meet a tight schedule on the EUR 200 million roadway.

“BIM methodology on this project follows the digital twin approach. The enhanced visibility and insight allowed us to change how we deal with the design and management of infrastructure work."

– Daniela Aprea, BIM Manager – Italferr S.p.A.

Road and Bridge Construction

Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your multidiscipline design and construction work, in the office and in the field. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Ensure the integrity of your data and make every project your best project.

Improve Construction Planning

Resolve roadway construction issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Manage project schedule vs. performance, reduce on-site visits, and monitor and track progress.

Enable Collaboration for Better Results

Advance coordination with supply chain and stakeholders to reduce the risk of delays. Improve safety and enable first-time-right construction. Close communication gaps between the field and office with shared access to site reports, issues, and safety observations to speed decisions.

Image courtesy of WSB

Image courtesy of New York State DOT

Manage Construction in One Place

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D so that you can better track project performance and make better, faster, data-driven decisions.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Forder Valley Link Road

BALFOUR BEATTY

Forder Valley Link Road New Junction Construction – Plymouth U.K.

The team was able to share information among all stakeholders and establish a 4D model and digital workflows, determining an optimal construction scenario that would minimize impact on the public and improve traffic flows.

BIM drawing of intersection

NYSDOT

Industrializes the East 138th Street Bridge Using Digital Twin

The New York State Department of Transportation uses Bentley applications to accurately convey planning and resolve costly on-site construction issues.

Group of Woman Around Desk Discussing Project

WSB and Minnesota DOT

Elk River Highway Reconstruction - Minnesota U.S.

Use of 3D modeling, visualization, and construction simulation applications helped save over USD 15 million. Clash detection saved 18 months in relocating utilities, while 4D construction scheduling accelerated construction activities by 3 months.

“The innovation and technical creativity of the design team, led by WSB, has raised the bar for the future of 3D modeling, visualization, and cross-discipline project coordination in Minnesota. The approach, along with our willingness to coordinate and collaborate with the CM/GC, has saved the project significant time and money by providing better meeting presentations, reducing design iterations, and lowering the need for contingency in the 30% and 60% construction cost estimates.”

– Jon Chiglo, COO – WSB

Road and Bridge Operations

Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service.

Image courtesy of Collins Engineers

Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe and reliable infrastructure assets.

Manage Complex Linear Road Network Information

Drive data consistency, optimize resources and reduce costs. Use data to improve decision-making and streamline operations. Ensure timely and accurate highway performance monitoring system submissions. 

Analyze Oversize/Overweight Vehicles in Real-time

Ensure safe travel of permitted vehicles using routes validated against restrictions and live bridge ratings. Improve reliability and accuracy of routing information and comply with transportation rules and regulations.

FEATURED USER STORIES

roadway in Malaysia

Government of Malaysia

Pan Borneo Highway Asset Management – Sarawak, Malaysia

The government of Malaysia leveraged digital twins to deliver trusted information for better project and asset management and saving thousands of resource hours.

oversized truck on highway

Illinois DOT

Digitizes 99.2% of Annual Vehicle Permits – Illinois, U.S.

Illinois DOT made it safer to move oversized loads on the state’s highways, saving time and money on bridge evaluations and vehicle permits.

Pedestrian Bridge in Minneapolis

Collins Engineering

Restore Pedestrian Bridge

Leveraging digital twin applications saved 20% in field inspection time by accurately identifying repairs.

“The digital model of the Stone Arch Bridge has allowed the team to improve workflow by recording real time inspection notes right onto the model, develop plan sheets from the model, and more accurately pinpoint repair areas.”

– Barritt Lovelace, Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Artificial Intelligence, and Reality Modeling – Collins Engineers, Inc.